Father Simon Says – December 15, 2021 – Does God create Darkness and Evil?

Is 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25

  • Does God create darkness and evil?

Lk 7:18b-23

  •  Father talks about St. Augustine’s interpretation of today’s Gospel

Mass Hysteria: Father talks about canonizing the deceased at funeral masses


  • Father reads a letter about many are called but few are chosen.
  • Question of fulfilling the obligation of receiving communion
  • Letter about a same-sex relationship and a holiday party

Word of the Day: Shabbat


  • I wonder if some songs I want for my funeral are appropriate
  • Fast for 12 hours before communion?
  • When I arranged my dad’s funeral, I asked the priest to pray for souls in purgatory
Father Richard Simon, who jokingly refers to himself as Reverend Know-it-All is the host of Fr. Simon Says on Relevant Radio. Father Simon delves into the daily Scripture readings, shares a Word of the Day to help you sharpen you vocabulary, and opens the phones to your questions about the Faith. After just a few minutes with Father Simon, you might be convinced that he truly does know it all!